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Fragments of limestone lintel of Seshemu(?), depicting owner (seated at left, only partially preserved), his children, and his parents (seated at right). Drei Fragmente eines Architravs mit Darstellungen und Inschriften in Relief. Links Reste eines Ehepaares vor Opfertisch, davor auf sie zuschreitend 8 Kinder, rechts Ehepaar (Großeltern) vor Opfertisch sitzend. Lediglich die Darstellungen der kleinen Waschgarnituren in den Speisetischszenen sind in versenktem Relief gearbeitet. Das linke Ende des Architravs fehlt; im oberen Bereich des Architravs befindet sich in der Mitte eine unvollständige horizontale Inschriftenzeile mit dem Anfang einer Opferformel; die Inschrift ist unten durch eine schmale, erhabene Leiste begrenzt. Der Architrav ist unvollständig; es sind drei Fragmente erhalten; zwei der drei Fragmente passen genau aneinander, Darstellungen und Beischriften ermöglichen die richtige Anordnung des dritten Fragments. Die Kanten des Architravs sind bestoßen; vereinzelt auch kleine Beschädigungen auf der Vorderseite im Bereich der Darstellungen und Inschriften; eine größere, runde Aushackung im Bereich der Brote des rechten Speisetisches.

Details

  • ID
    KHM_ÄS_7793
  • Department
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Doors, jambs, lintels
  • Findspot
    Shaft S 590, reused as roofing
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    168 x 44.5 x 12 cm
  • Credit Line
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Previous Number
    KHM_7793
  • Object Ownership Information
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
  • Object owned by
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Attested
    Iat (in S 590)
    Iat (in S 590)
    Khenet (in S 590)
    Nefertem (in S 590)
    Netjernefer (in S 590)
    Peret (in S 590)
    Seshemu-nedjes (in S 590)
    Shepsetkau (in S 590)
    Weses (in S 590)
  • Owner
    Seshemu(?) (in S 590)
  • Notes
    Herk: Gîza, W-Friedhof, Schacht 590, Grabung Junker 1914 Erwerb: 1914 inventarisiert; "sämtliche unter 1914 angeführte Gegenstände sind Geschenk der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und kommen aus den Grabungen Junker bei den Pyramiden 1912–1913 (Inv.N°. 7498–7925)"inventarisiert Dias: Ektachrom F. Simak 1999; Ektachrome KHM Comp.Nr. 28126, 28127 (schlechte Aufnahmen); NegNr-1: III 27561, Kitlitschka 1994; NegNr-2: (I 5666, I 5778, II 13393, Grabungsphotos)
  • Remarks
    Excavated 1914.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • S 590

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Hölzl, Regina. Reliefs und Inschriftensteine des Alten Reiches 2.Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Ägyptisch-Orientalische Sammlung, Lieferung 21. Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern, 2001, pp. 20-25.

    H. JUNKER, Vorläufiger Bericht über die dritte Grabung bei den Pyramiden von Gizeh vom 3. Januar bis 23. April 1914 (1914), p. 44.

    H. JUNKER, Giza 8 (1947), pp. 23-26, Abb. 6, Taf. 5a.

    Porter & Moss III, p. 164.

Photos 5

People 11

Ancient People

  • Iat (in S 590)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of unknown owner (name not preserved, but probably Seshemu) of incomplete limestone lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 7793). Appears standing in row of her siblings (fourth figure from left) in front of her father seated at offering table (at left end of lintel, only partially preserved); found in fragments reused as roofing over shaft S 590.
  • Iat (in S 590)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother ([mwt=f] his mother) of unknown owner (name not preserved, but probably Seshemu) of incomplete limestone lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 7793). Appears seated with her husband Weses at offering table (at right end of lintel); found in fragments reused as roofing over shaft S 590.
  • Khenet (in S 590)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of unknown owner (name not preserved, but probably Seshemu) of incomplete limestone lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 7793). Appears standing in row of his siblings (third figure from left) in front of his father seated at offering table (at left end of lintel, only partially preserved); found in fragments reused as roofing over shaft S 590.
  • Nefertem (in S 590)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of unknown owner (name not preserved, but probably Seshemu) of incomplete limestone lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 7793). Appears standing in row of his siblings (seventh figure from left) in front of his father seated at offering table (at left end of lintel, only partially preserved); found in fragments reused as roofing over shaft S 590.
  • Netjernefer (in S 590)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of unknown owner (name not preserved, but probably Seshemu) of incomplete limestone lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 7793). Appears standing in row of his siblings (last figure on right) in front of his father seated at offering table (at left end of lintel, only partially preserved); found in fragments reused as roofing over shaft S 590.
  • Peret (in S 590)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of unknown owner (name not preserved, but probably Seshemu) of incomplete limestone lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 7793). Appears standing in row of her siblings (sixth figure from left) in front of her father seated at offering table (at left end of lintel, only partially preserved); found in fragments reused as roofing over shaft S 590.
  • Seshemu(?) (in S 590)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner (name not preserved, but probably Seshemu) of incomplete limestone lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 7793). Appears (only partially preserved) seated at offering table at broken left end of lintel in front of his children; lintel found in fragments reused as roofing over shaft S 590.
  • Seshemu-nedjes (in S 590)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of unknown owner (name not preserved, but probably Seshemu) of incomplete limestone lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 7793). Appears standing in row of his siblings (second figure from left) in front of his father seated at offering table (at left end of lintel, only partially preserved); found in fragments reused as roofing over shaft S 590.
  • Shepsetkau (in S 590)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of unknown owner (name not preserved, but probably Seshemu) of incomplete limestone lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 7793). Appears standing in row of her siblings (first figure on left) in front of her father seated at offering table (at left end of lintel, only partially preserved); found in fragments reused as roofing over shaft S 590.
  • Weses (in S 590)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Father ([jt=f] his father) of unknown owner (name not preserved, but probably Seshemu) of incomplete limestone lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 7793). Appears seated with his wife Iat at offering table (at right end of lintel); found in fragments reused as roofing over shaft S 590.

Modern People

  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.

Institutions 1